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LEAN produktuveckling: Ett arbete om kunskapsbaserad produktutveckling med fokus på tvärfunktionellt samarbete & lärande
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI).
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Lean Product Development is a knowledge-based business concept in order to maintain high quality, meetcustomer requirements and to make product development more efficient. An important part of the processis to add a lot of resources at an early stage and execute the development as an iterative process betweendepartments exploring many alternatives thoroughly. The work focuses on how Lean ProductDevelopment is carried out and explores how to manage interaction between different departments andexpertise with regard to cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing i.e. learning.The information for the studies was gathered at a major Swedish company from two projects. The projectswere carried out as cross-functional and possible key factors for cross-functional collaboration wasidentified.The results have been correlated with theories of Lean, Product development, Lean product developmentand Learning. The analysis shows that to carry out activities according to Lean product development willrequire more than to follow the concept’s framework for successful implementation. Factors that areidentified as important in cross-functional collaboration is also recognised in the Lean productdevelopment theory. However the theory does not indicate how the factors is implemented and carried outbut how it should be implemented. This will create opportunities and problems for companies that want towork and implement Lean product development.

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Lean, Lean Product Development, Product development, Learning, Organizational theory, Motivation, Cross-functional collaboration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93270OAI: diva2:515496
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Technology and Learning
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Master of Science in Engineering - Engineering and of Education
Available from: 2012-04-13 Created: 2012-04-13 Last updated: 2013-03-22Bibliographically approved

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